Class Eligibility

You are a member of the class if you are a person or entities that indirectly purchased a lithium ion battery or lithium ion products in the United States from one or more of the defendants between Jan. 1, 2000 and May 31, 2011.

According to the lithium ion battery class action settlement, the term “Lithium Ion Battery” or “Li-Ion Battery” means Lithium Ion Battery Cell or Lithium Ion Battery Pack (see below for definitions).

Lithium Ion Battery Cell (or “Li-Ion Cell”): Cylindrical, prismatic or polymer cell used for the storage of power that is rechargeable and uses lithium ion technology.

Lithium Ion Battery Pack: Lithium Ion Battery Cells that have been assembled into a pack (regardless of the number of Lithium Ion Cells contained in the pack).

Lithium Ion Battery Products (or “Li-Ion Products”): Products that are manufactured, marketed and/or sold by any of the defendants and which contain one or more Lithium Ion Battery Cells manufactured by the defendants and/or their co-conspirators. Lithium Ion Battery Products include (but are not limited to) laptop, notebook, netbook or tablet computers; mobile phones; smartphones; cameras; camcorders; digital video cameras; digital audio players; and power tools.

Estimated Amount

Not Known

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

In Re. Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Settlement
Case No 13-MD-2420-YGR-MDL No. 2420
District Court of Northern District of CA

Case Summary

In this lawsuit it is alleged that there was conspiracy to fix, raise, maintain or stabilize the prices of lithium ion battery cells found in a wide variety of consumer products, including (but are not limited to) laptops, notebooks, netbooks or tablets; mobile phones; smartphones; cameras; camcorders; digital video cameras; digital audio players; and power tools..

Some of the defendants have agreed to settle the lithium ion battery antitrust class action lawsuit. The litigation against the non-settling defendants is ongoing.

Here is a list of the non-settling defendants: LG Chem Ltd., LG Chem America Inc., Samsung SDI Co. Ltd., Samsung SDI America Inc., Panasonic Corporation, Panasonic Corporation of North America, Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd., Sanyo North America Corporation, Hitachi Maxell Ltd., Maxell Corporation of America, NEC Corporation, NEC Tokin Corporation and Toshiba Corporation.

Settlement Pool






7 responses to “Lithium Ion Batteries Class Action Settlement”

  1. Lisa Shuff says:

    My camcorder, cellphone, 4 different hand tools (drill, sander, drill and screwdriver

    ADMIN – Hi Lisa,

    Did you file a claim? Telling us all about your tools and gadgets won’t result in getting a check.

  2. Ron Ferrante says:

    Two cell phones and one portable hand drill were purchase during the specified time period.

    ADMIN – Hi Ron,

    Fantastic! Go file a claim so you can get your share of the settlement.

  3. Towana says:

    How do you file for a business? I operated a non-emergency transportation company with over 150 employees all of whom had phones. I probably purchased over 350 phones Nokia during 200-2006 along with laptops, and power tools. The claim form only allows up to 25 to be entered

    ADMIN – Hi Towana,

    According to the FAQs provided on the official page this is how you file for a business:

    How do I make a claim for a large number of devices?
    On the Support page, please choose the fifth option (“Need assistance with a business or large-count claim”). When filling out the support form, please use the email address that you intend to use for your claim registration. We will respond to your support request with a specialized link that will allow you to enter larger quantities in your claim submission.
    Please note that this link will be restricted for your use only and is absolutely non-transferable. Make certain that you are reporting the total number of devices that you would testify to at trial under oath if required. We reserve the right to audit any large volume claim.

  4. Randy says:

    I bought so many batterys for computers phones tools that it isn’t funny i thought i was buying the best for my equipment and very disappointed with the results i thought the more i had the less chances on dead batterys wrong lot’s of wasted money.

    ADMIN – Hi Randy,

    This settlement is about price-fixing and not about quality. Your batteries were perfectly fine and probably performed according to specs.

  5. Kate Coe says:

    Where should I look to learn if/when Samsung agrees to settle. I have the original Samsung Note Pro 12.2, which was designed with a battery—albeit large—insufficient for the size of the screen and released without cables and chargers available to effectively charge it.

    Please delete the following if inappropriate on your site, but I would appreciate an answer to my question if you’re able to provide one—thank you 🙂

    TMI, wayTMI: As with every other Samsung product I’ve purchased, that tablet was released with highly touted bells and whistles and virtually no field testing and zip or rude customer service. Three months out, after a purchase price of $769, it simply wouldn’t hold a charge and I spent 2 weeks of my life working on some, any, resolution, and being repeatedly referred to an out of service webpage by the Samsung site itself and reps. As it turned out, you had to publicly post your issue on FB.

    I ended up with a reconditioned replacement at three months, later learning the supplied and available charging equipment was not powerful enough. I loved my Note 2, but that was only one, out of several Samsung products, without a serious and avoidable major flaw. Just before the Galaxy 7 fires, I told a few persons that someday Samsung’s market strategy would literally backfire, resulting in phones blowing up in people’s faces….

    The net result—for me and probably other consumers: even if the compensation is due to illegal pricing agreements, I would be happy to get at least some satisfaction, as it was impossible for faulty design. And, it’s been gratifying to see I’m not alone in ‘Never Again Samsung’ resolve, no matter how gorgeous their tv screens look in a store.

    ADMIN – Hi Kate,

    You can find out when Samsung settles by frequently visiting the official settlement page. As for your device you may want to consider bringing up your issues to a class action attorney.

  6. Burnette says:

    Hello i did my report form using my email i haven’t received any update on my claim will there be a update

    ADMIN – Hi Burnette,

    Not yet. The admin will contact class members when they are ready to make payments.

  7. Akemi says:

    The settlement website link posted above is not secure. You can’t even manually enter it using the prefix https://
    as it removes it. What is up with that?? It is not secure and thank goodness for the warning!
    “Your connection is not private

    Attackers might be trying to steal your information from (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). Learn more

    ADMIN – Hi Akemi,

    I believe that website was switched to

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